Thursday, October 9, 2008

Old favorites

What's your favorite Bible story?

I remember reading through a big book of Bible stories when I was a kiddo, one with beautiful pictures of all of the stories. I loved reading them, but then, as I grew up, I became less interested in the Bible stories, and more in the world around me now. I didn't really see the connection between the two.

Many Bible stories can reflect modern day scenarios. I think of the classic story of Noah and the ark. Even those who have never set foot in a church often know the jist of this one - God flooded the earth but saved Noah, his family, and two of each animal. There's obviously quite a few details missing from that account, but you know, even with that quick summary, I can see such parallels between this story and something that happens every day, now. It has to do with grace and mercy. Both to Noah and to all of us today, God reaches out his hand of mercy, offering a way out. All that we must do is accept His mercy, His help, and follow His instructions. Build an ark. Follow me.

The Bible stories of your childhood are true, and do have truths to help you today. Find out more by checking out your Bible yourself. Find out more about Bible stories and Theatre Church when CineMeetings & Events brings the first-ever Theatre Church Conference in Silver Spring, MD on October 22 & 23. Let me know what you think...